Importance Of Compulsory Education

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The British Government in India appointed a committee on educational advice to the Government of India. It is known as Sargent Committee. Sir Sargent submitted a report to the Central Advisory Board of Education in 1944. The Central Advisory Board of Education recommended the implementation of the report throughout the country. The recommendations included that the boys and girls within the age range of 6-14 years should be provided compulsory and free education. Pre-Primary basic schools that teach good manners and social knowledge should be opened for children between 3-6 years. For the benefit of bright children aged between 11-17 years, high schools should be opened with 6 years curriculum. The students should undergo periodical health checkups and free medical treatment should be provided to the students. Students should be provided with healthy recreational facilities. In 1937 Mahatma Gandhi gave expression to his ideas about the problem of education in India and he wanted that education should be given through ‘a profit-yielding vocation’ so that it could become self-supporting’. The All India Educational Conference held at Wardha in October-1937 discussed the ideas of Gandhiji and passed some resolutions. Free and compulsory education is provided for 7 years on nation-wide scale. The medium of instruction should be the mother tongue. Contemporary Period The independent India has undergone a change and so our education system needs reorganization and reorientation.

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